2018 Festivals and Events

The Settlement's annual family-friendly activities are designed to teach today's generation about the lives and lifestyles of past generations. (All times are Central.)

February 2018

Sweethearts Soiree
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day during this evening of live entertainment and a variety of homemade desserts, from cakes and pies to tarts and cookies.
First Saturday
February 3, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing
Old style singing A Cappella from shape notes with dinner on the grounds.
Third Saturday
February 17, 2018
Starts at 10:00 a.m.

March 2018

Rummage Sale
The area's largest multiday rummage sale, which always packs the Settlement's Frink Gymnasium with items ranging from electronics and kitchen wares to clothing, linen, furniture and more.
First Saturday, then Tuesday, & Thursday thru Saturday
March 3, 6, 8-10, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

Archaeology Day
A fun-filled day of exploration with historical and educational displays, Indian & rock artifacts, and more.
Third Saturday
March 17, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.

April 2018

Panhandle Folk Life Days
The Settlement's annual spring festival, featuring demonstrations of various aspects of the lives of Florida's pioneers.
Friday & Saturday
April 13-14, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Custom Knife Show & Sale
With one-of-a-kind custom knives.
Fourth Saturday
April 28, 2018
8 a.m. - noon

May 2018

Quilt Show
Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. Please RSVP.
Third Saturday
May 19, 2018
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bat Night
Watch a colony of bats depart
for their nightly flight.

Second Friday
May 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

August 2018

Ice Cream Social
Homemade ice cream and
live entertainment!

Second Friday
August 10, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

September 2018

Peanut Boil
FREE boiled peanuts and
live entertainment!

Fourth Saturday
September 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

October 2018

Pioneer Day
The Settlement's annual fall festival, featuring vendors, food, music and demonstrations of cooking and other aspects of pioneer life. Held in conjunction with the Blountstown Rotary Club's annual Goat Day.
Third Saturday
October 20, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 2018

Sugar Cane Syrup-Making Day
A delicious demonstration of the pioneer way of making syrup - served with a country breakfast. Syrup making DVD will be available for purchase.
Saturday after Thanksgiving
November 24, 2018
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

December 2018

Christmas Celebration
Breakfast with Santa
(7 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Club House)
Christmas Celebration that evening

First Saturday
December 1, 2018


Pioneer Classes

For information on educational pioneer classes which are scheduled throughout the year, please visit Pioneer Classes at the Settlement.